Verizon Wireless and WeatherBug, a provider of live, local weather information, announced that WeatherBug has been selected by Verizon as the company’s exclusive weather partner for several of its mobile entertainment and information services. Verizon Wireless customers can now receive WeatherBug’s live, neighborhood weather--the most precise coverage available--via text messages, through the Get It Now virtual store, on V CAST Video and through Mobile Web 2.0. In addition, WeatherBug content will be available on Verizon Web sites, including its FiOS Fiber-Optic Internet service.
In addition to WeatherBug supplying information to Verizon Wireless’ consumer services, WeatherBug Protect, WeatherBug’s flagship weather alerting product for enterprise users, will be available to Verizon Wireless business customers. WeatherBug Protect turns mobile phones into emergency notification devices by delivering severe weather alerts that are unique to the WeatherBug Network. As part of the agreement, Verizon Wireless’ Network Operations Centers and Verizon’s field service teams will utilize WeatherBug’s enterprise products, WeatherBug Protect and WeatherBug Streamer, to improve operational efficiencies and keep field personnel safe from severe weather.